I need help to restore harmony at my mothers house, between my brother online gaming and my sisters msm messenger addiction the main family pc is becoming a bit of a point of conflict.
Luckerly my sister has been given a laptop to help resolve this and assist her in her study. I have been given the task of setting it up so that she can use her laptop in her room with my brother on the main PC sharing the 1mb NTL modem connection that is based in the study with the main desktop.
My mother does not like the idea of wires around the house so she is willing to invest in some kind of wireless solution, which im not in the know about just to go out and buy?
The laptop is a PackardBell igo4xxx 1.5GZ P4 256DDR with the card slot on the side that pops out for I presume some kind of wireless network card?
Can anyone assist in helping me with what would be the best solution to this and how I can know whether the laptop is compatible with the solution?
You need one Wireless Access Point/Router which come between NTL box and main PC and one wireless card for laptop, all can be bought from broadbandbuyer click here.
For example D-Link DI-514 11Mbps Broadband Wireless Router 43 pounds click here D-Link DWL-610 11Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter 19 pound click here
Total 62 pounds
Better use all products from the same maker, D-Link is good (I am using one). For setup, follow the instruction down to the last letter. You may need to phone NTL tech support to transfer link from PC's MAC to Router's MAC because cable internet normally lock to a particular MAC address when it first start up.
You can download manuals from D-Link's web site to look if it is products for you.
It is easy to set up, maybe take 20 minutes if you read manual.
in addition to what TomJerry said please check if the cable modem connects to your pc thru ethernet (like a fat modem lead connection) or thru USB as a USB modem will not connect to the router.
If it does use USB then you will need to go a slightly different route, add a wireless PCI card or wireless USB adapter to your desktop instead of using the router, but that will mean the desktop has to be switched on to share its connection.
thanks to all for imput, All im trying to acheive is shared us of the bb connection from an NTL modem connected to the main desktop, so that the laptop can also be on at the same time in the upstairs bedroom at the same time.
If I have understood correctly then I have chosen this product:click here
Please could someone let me know if this is all I need to buy and will it work with what I have?